Center sends basketball, soccer seasons into playoffs
The regular season of the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s youth basketball season is over and playoffs start June 3. Beach Bistro and Beach Bums finished with matching 5-3 records in the 8-10 division with Bistro winning the tiebreaker to earn top seed for the playoffs. Beach Bums will take on Manatee Cancer Center in a semifinal matchup June 4, with the winner taking on Beach Bistro in the championship game June 6.
Beach Bistro closed out its regular season in the 8-10 division May 23 with a 20-9 victory over Manatee Cancer Center. Sean Rodriguez led the way with 10 points and six rebounds, while David Daigle and Cameron Gish added four points each. Thomas Heckler closed out the victory with 2 points.
Cancer Center received 8 points from Jack Groves, 1 point from Silas Banyas and eight rebounds from Josh Calhoun in the loss.
Beach Bums also finished on a high note, defeating Cancer Center 16-12 in the second game of the evening. Ava Zink led the way, pouring in 12 points and grabbing four rebounds. Daniel Sentman completed the scoring with 4 points, while also grabbing 11 rebounds in the victory.
Silas Banyas, Jack Groves and Josh Calhoun each scored 4 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead Manatee Cancer Center in the loss.
In what could be a preview of the division championships, Bistro edged Bums 14-12 May 22. Sean Rodriguez and David Daigle scored 6 points each to lead Bistro, which also received 2 points and five rebounds from Thomas Heckler in the victory.
Daniel Sentman’s 6 points and 4 points from Ava Zink led the Bums in the loss. Tuna McCracken completed the scoring with 2 points, while also grabbing a team high nine rebounds.
Ross Built and Walter & Associates were the class of the 11-13 division with matching 7-1 records, including a 1-1 head-to-head record. The next tiebreaker is total points, which was to be decided May 29. Whichever team earns the second seed will be in action against No. 3 seed Sand Dollar June 3. The top seed plays June 5 against the winner of the June 3 game between fifth-seeded Duncan Real Estate and fourth-seeded Southern Greens.
Sand Dollar closed out its season May 22 with a 37-26 victory over Duncan Real Estate behind a game-high 22 points from Joey Stewart. Corey Jacques added 11 points, 12 rebounds and three assists, while Trevor Meek and Shelby Morrow both scored 2 points to complete the Sand Dollar scoring.
Leo Rose scored 12 points and pulled down 12 rebounds and Leo Tilelli scored 6 points and grabbed a game-high 22 rebounds to lead Duncan Real Estate. Brooke Capparelli and Joey Theil completed the scoring with 4 points each in the loss.
Walter & Associates comfortably won the Premier Division with an 8-1 record to take on fourth-seed The Feast June 3, while No. 2 seed Heritage Paper Company takes on third-seed Eat Here June 5.
Eat Here ended its season with a 57-38 restaurant vs. restaurant victory over The Feast May 23. Connor Field poured in 23 points and grabbed 21 rebounds and teammate Garrett Ware added 17 points to lead Eat Here. Joey Carder finished with 12 points and three assists, while Pearce Hogan chipped in 4 points and nine rebounds in the victory.
Ryan Gilman’s 13 points and 11 points from Alex Gilman paced The Feast, which also received 7 points and 14 rebounds from Lee Bergeron and 5 points and 15 rebounds from George Lardas in the loss.
Walter & Associates closed out on May 21 with a 49-44 victory over Heritage Paper Co. in what could be another championship preview — to be played June 6.
Phil Rottes scored 16 points and Colin Rottes added 10 points to lead Walter, which also received 9 points and six rebounds from Neil Carper. Eric Crawford added 6 points and pulled down a team-high 12 rebounds in the victory.
Austin Miller scored 17 points and Burke Hill added 16 points to lead Heritage. Sam Cuva scored 9 points and grabbed six rebounds to round out Heritage Co.’s scoring in the loss.
Adult basketball continues
The adult coed basketball regular season is in its final week and, as of press time for The Islander, seedings were up in the air.
The Sun and Bowes Imaging Center were tied for first with matching 5-2 records. Bowes takes on third-place Island Real Estate while the Sun battles fourth-place Southern Greens — and first place is on the line.
The final Gator Man Pools and Duncan Real Estate match May 28 will decide the bottom of the standings.
In adult roundball action May 21, Bowes edged Southern Greens 54-52 behind 25 points, five rebounds and five assists from Brandon Kern. Matt Ray added 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Jason Mickan finished with 7 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in the victory.
Jordan Demers scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds, while Ryan Moss added 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead Southern Greens in the loss.
The second game of the evening saw Island Real Estate roll past Gator Man Pools 65-47 behind 21 points and 16 rebounds from Dylan Bower and 20 points and 12 rebounds from Teegan Purtill. Jim Lynch and Kyle Stopa each finished with 10 points in the victory.
Aaron Dudukes scored 22 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead Gator Man Pools, which also received 14 points from Joe Combs and 6 points and 14 rebounds from Matt Dwyer in the loss.
The Sun kept pace with Bowes May 21 in a 54-50, overtime victory over Duncan Real Estate in the final game of the evening. Sun outscored Duncan 6-2 in the overtime period behind 4 points from Eric Gledhilll and a pair of free throws from Andrew Terman, who finished with a team-high 24 points in the victory. Gledhill finished with 16 points and 17 rebounds, while Chad Woods added 12 points.
Todd Keiser’s 14 points and 14 rebounds along with 13 points and eight rebounds from Mike Haines paced Duncan Real Estate, which also received 12 points and six rebounds from Justin Jones in the loss.
Soccer also heads to playoffs
The adult coed soccer league at AMICC has one week of season remaining. Island Pest Control is locked on top seed, but there’s a lot of shuffling to come as the remainder of the teams are packed tightly. Stay tuned.
Playoffs get started June 6 and continue through to June 14 and the Island Cup.
In soccer action May 23, 1st USA Plumbing defeated Discount Signs & Wraps 4-2 behind three goals from Rico Beissert and one goal from Matt Kretzman. Chris Circharo scored for Discount Signs & Wraps.
The second game of the evening saw Wash Family Construction kick past Slim’s Place by a 5-1 margin. Scott Hertrick scored two goals and Aaron Parkin added a goal and two assists. Kris Yavalar and Darrin Wash completed the Wash Family Construction scoring with a goal each in the win. Nick LeDuc scored the lone goal for Slim’s Place in the loss.
Sato Real Estate tied Beach to Bay Construction 3-3 in the night’s final match. Brent Moss notched all three goals for Beach to Bay while Josh Sato scored two goals to lead his team, which also received one goal from Josh Petitt.
Key Royale golf news
The women of Key Royale Club hit the links for a two-best-balls-of-foursome match and an individual low-net contest May 21.
The team of Joy Kaiser, Janet Rassi, Penny Williams and Christina Mason combined on an 83 to take first place in the team event.
Williams also captured first place in Flight A in the individual-low-net match with a 3-under-par 29. Sue Wheeler was one shot back in second place, while Fran Barford, Ginny Upshaw and Joyce Brown tied for third place with matching 1-under-par 31s.
Erma McMullen carded a 3-under-par 29 to grab first place in Flight B. Luanne Collins took second with 2-under-par 30, while Kathy Porter and Terry Westby tied for third at 1-under-par 31.
Only two teams emerged from pool play with 3-0 records and were left to battle it out for first place in May 25 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City hall horseshoe pits.
Hank Huyghe and John Johnson rolled past Tim Sofran and Dom Livedotti 22-8 to earn bragging rights for the day.
The team of John Johnson and Norm Good were the only team to earn a 3-0 pool play record May 22 and were the day’s outright champions.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.
AMICC Youth Basketball League playoffs
Date Time Opponents
Division II (ages 8-10)
May 29 6:30 p.m. Awards
June 4 6 p.m. #3 Manatee Cancer Center vs. #2 Beach Bums
June 6 6 p.m. Winner of #3 vs. #2 (TBD) vs. #1 Bistro
June 7 6 p.m. All star game
Division I (ages 11-13)
May 29 6:30 Awards
June 3 6 p.m. #5 Duncan Real Estate vs. #4 Southern Greens
June 3 7 p.m. #3 Sand Dollar vs. #2 Seed (TBD)
June 5 6 p.m. Winner of #5 vs. #4 vs. #1 Seed (TBD)
June 6 7 p.m. Winner #2 vs. #3 vs. Winner June 5 game (TBD)
June 7 7 p.m. All star game
Premier (ages 14-17)
May 29 6:30 Awards Night
June 3 8 p.m. #4 Eat Here vs. #1 Walter & Assoc.
June 5 7 p.m. #3 The Feast vs. #2 Heritage Paper
June 6 8 p.m. Winner June 3 vs. Winner of June 5
June 7 8 p.m. All star game